Emory University is carefully monitoring the weather threat posed by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma updates for Emory University community

Oxford College and Emory University were closed Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, following Hurricane Irma. They are open and operating under normal business hours, Wednesday, Sept. 13.

8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Emory University is closed Tuesday, Sept. 12, due to conditions related to Hurricane Irma.  Please avoid venturing out on campus. We are conducting damage assessments and clearing debris. There are still risks from falling trees. 

This closing applies only to the University. Emory Healthcare employees should refer to the EHC intranet, www.ourehc.org, and emails from Emory Healthcare for information on operations and procedures.

For shuttle service updates, go to:  http://transportation.emory.edu/

Continue to check this web site for updates, or call Emory’s weather information line at 404-727-1234. Updates also will be sent to the All-Emory listerv, on the official University Facebook page, or @emoryuniversity Twitter feed

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the University to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The University’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information. 

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Make a plan now. Know where to seek shelter, know what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.


2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Emory University will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 12, due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Irma:  Heavy rain, destructive winds, flash flooding, and the possibility of tornadoes are anticipated. 

This closing applies only to the University. Emory Healthcare employees should refer to the EHC intranet, www.ourehc.org, and emails from Emory Healthcare for information on operations and procedures.

For shuttle service updates, go to:  http://transportation.emory.edu/

Continue to check this web site for updates, or call Emory’s weather information line at 404-727-1234. Updates also will be sent to the All-Emory listerv, on the official University Facebook page, or @emoryuniversity Twitter feed

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the University to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The University’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information. 

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Make a plan now. Know where to seek shelter, know what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.


11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Emory University is closed Monday, Sept. 11, due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Irma. 

The storm is approaching metro Atlanta this afternoon. Anticipate heavy rain, destructive winds, flash flooding, and the possibility of tornadoes. Avoid travel, as conditions will deteriorate as the storm enters the metro area. 

This closing applies only to the University. Emory Healthcare employees should refer to the EHC intranet, www.ourehc.org, and emails from Emory Healthcare for information on operations and procedures.

For shuttle service updates, go to: http://transportation.emory.edu/

Continue to check this web site for updates, or call Emory’s weather information line at 404-727-1234. Updates also will be sent to the All-Emory listerv, on the official University Facebook page, or @emoryuniversity Twitter feed

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the University to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The University’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information. 

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Make a plan now. Know where to seek shelter, know what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.


10:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Emory University will be closed Monday, Sept. 11, due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Irma.  Based on the current track of the storm; heavy rain, destructive winds, flash flooding, and tornadoes appear likely. 

This closing applies only to the University.  Emory Healthcare employees should refer to the EHC intranet, www.ourehc.org, and emails from Emory Healthcare for information on operations and procedures. 

For shuttle service updates, go to:  http://transportation.emory.edu/

Continue to check this web site for updates, or call Emory’s weather information line at 404-727-1234. Updates also will be sent to the All-Emory listerv, on the official University Facebook page, or @emoryuniversity Twitter feed.  

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the University to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The University’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information.

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Make a plan now. Know where to seek shelter, know what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.


8:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Emory University’s campuses have been placed under a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours. Emory University is closely monitoring the potential for severe weather.

When:

Monday morning until early Tuesday morning

Threats:

  • DESTRUCTIVE WIND: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind. Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph
  • FLOODING RAIN: Flash Flood Watch is in effect. Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 4-8 inches, with locally higher amounts
  • TORNADOES: Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Potential Impacts:

  • Downed Trees
  • Scattered power and communications outages
  • Dangerous Flooding possible
  • Tornadoes

Take Action:

  • Finalize your plan now
  • Know where to seek shelter
  • Know what to do during a weather emergency
  • Stay weather aware.

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the university to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The university’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information.

Updated information regarding Hurricane Irma and resources for the Emory community will be posted here to the Emory website and conveyed via email, social media and the university’s severe weather line (404-727-1234).

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website.


9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

As Hurricane Irma approaches Georgia, Emory University is closely monitoring the potential for severe weather to arrive locally as early as Monday morning, Sept. 11, continuing into Tuesday. Based on the current track of the storm; heavy rain, destructive winds, flash flooding, and tornadoes appear likely. 

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the university to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The university’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information.

Updated information regarding Hurricane Irma and resources for the Emory community will be posted here to the Emory website and conveyed via email, social media and the university’s severe weather line (404-727-1234).

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Make a plan now. Know where to seek shelter, know what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.


3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida and Georgia, Emory University is closely monitoring the potential for severe weather forecast to arrive locally late Monday, Sept. 11, continuing into Tuesday.

Potential impacts to our campuses include heavy rain, strong winds and possibly tornadoes. Additional threats and timing will be determined by the path and intensity of the storm.

Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is working with teams across the university to ensure the sustainability and safety of the community. There is no need to evacuate Emory campuses; the community will follow the procedures to shelter in place should we need to do so. The university’s emergency notification system will be used to send out urgent actionable information.

Updated information regarding Hurricane Irma and resources for the Emory community will be posted here to the Emory website and conveyed via email, social media and the university’s severe weather line (404-727-1234). 

CEPAR strongly encourages those in the Emory community to download the LiveSafe app for preparedness and safety resources available on a mobile device. For general information on preparedness and safety, go to the CEPAR website. Know where to seek shelter, what to do during a weather emergency, and stay weather aware.